Clemson, SC – What a difference a week makes. The Tigers got strong pitching from Kevin Pohle and put five runs on the board in the third as they defeated Boston College 5-1 and swept the Eagles.
Kevin Pohle got the start for the Tigers and moved to 3-0 on the season. Pohle went 6.2 innings and only gave up seven hits, one run and one earned run to go along with five strikeouts and no walks. Pohle gave up leadoff doubles in the first three innings but worked out of trouble.
Scott Firth came in to finish things off for Clemson. Firth went 2.1 innings giving up three hits and no runs with two strikeouts and two walks.
The Tigers plated five runs on ten hits. Joe Costigan went 1-2 with two RBIs. Steve Wilkerson went 2-5 for the Tigers. Brad Felder went 1-4 with one RBI.
Boston College jumped out to an early lead in the first inning as they plated one run.
Clemson took the lead in the third. Steve Wilkerson singled to start the inning then stole second. Jason Stolz was hit by a pitch. Richie Shaffer singled to left scoring Wilkerson. Phil Pohl struck out on a wild pitch allowing the runners to advance. Brad Felder singled to right to score Stolz. Felder stole second. Spencer Kieboom walked. Joe Costigan singled up the middle to score Shaffer and Felder. Thomas Brittle reached on a fielder’s choice. Tyler Slaton got his first hit of the season, a single to right, to score Kieboom. After three the Tigers led 5-1.
Thomas Brittle injured his finger during Sunday’s game. Coach Leggett said following the game that Brittle had around five stitches and is expected to be “out a while”.
The Tigers moved to 9-8 overall and 3-3 in the ACC with the victory. Clemson hosts Elon Tuesday night.